New Year Planning Resource Round-up

Lori Halley 15 December 2014 0 comments

Another year is coming to an end! - doesn’t time fly by?

The holiday season is in full swing, but this time of year can be both joyous and stressful. As we welcome in 2015, people who manage small non-profits and membership organizations can get overwhelmed with wrapping up this year’s agenda, while planning for next year.

For many of us, 2014 really seemed to fly by, and with it our best intentions to get organized for the coming year. But whether you are raring to go or stressed out thinking about the mountain of work ahead, we’ve pulled together a list of resources (available in our Membership Knowledge Hub) to help.

If you are preparing New Year’s communications plans, kicking off your 2015 event season, strategizing about volunteer transitions, or planning for upcoming recruitment or renewal campaigns, these articles and guides should provide some insight and ideas to get you started.

Member Recruitment and Renewals:

Our 2014 Small Membership Survey indicated that member recruitment was the number one priority for small associations, clubs and non-profits. Here are 3 resources that might help jump-start your renewal process and increase your member base:

Volunteer Transitions and Recruitment:

Volunteers are critical to getting things done for most associations, clubs and non-profits. So here are some resources to help with volunteer recruitment, on-boarding, and management:

Event Planning:

If you want to be sure the coming year’s events are outstanding, here are some resources that might help with event planning or promotion in the New Year:

Member Communications:

For staff or volunteers new to membership communications, here are a few resources:

Technology & Website:

If you're looking for ways to use technology to help you and your organization run smoother, here are a couple of resources:

Need a Wild Apricot Refresher?

For Wild Apricot users, if you are looking for a refresher course to help get you back into the swing of things or to train new volunteers, we offer both live Q&A sessions as well as pre-recorded videos for all of our most popular webinars. Check out our webinar page for details.

We hope these resources help you plan for yet another successful year.

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Published Monday, 15 December 2014 at 8:30 AM

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